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Old 01-20-2010, 01:50 AM
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Default Replacing Dashboard lights

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I have a 2001 Ranger XLT and some of the dash board lights are out. What and how involved is it to change those out?

Sherry
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Not too bad....

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46290
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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How To: Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement
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Yeah, it's not bad at all, and the How To STL linked to is spot on. Takes maybe an hour to an hour and a half if you go slow. Well worth it, though.
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STL definatly got you covered bro!
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...should I just del. my post?
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...should I just del. my post?


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cant you change the color of the light?? if you can is it the same way but w/ i different bulb??
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cant you change the color of the light?? if you can is it the same way but w/ i different bulb??
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:30 PM
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ok where would u get a bulb like that? like VIP or autozone?
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Ya autozone has them
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Default Thank You Every One

Knew I could find the answer here. My poor truck took a real beating before I purchased it - but like a Ford, it just keeps going.

I only knew some of the dash board lights were out and was told it could be a nightmare to replace them (from a Mercedes owner no less), LOL.

Still will mark the info but will have to wait till it's a little warmer to do this. 20+ degrees with no shelter in Illinois is not good for auto work.

Thank you again,

Sherry
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If you change the color of the bulbs can you still control them with the dimmer switch?
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Knew I could find the answer here. My poor truck took a real beating before I purchased it - but like a Ford, it just keeps going.

I only knew some of the dash board lights were out and was told it could be a nightmare to replace them (from a Mercedes owner no less), LOL.

Still will mark the info but will have to wait till it's a little warmer to do this. 20+ degrees with no shelter in Illinois is not good for auto work.

Thank you again,

Sherry
It's really not bad at all. But, like you said, you'll def want it warmer when you do it!
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Dashboard lights

when i pull the cluster i was trying to get some of the dust out by blowing in it and the oil pressure gauge moved down and didnt return up like the others within a minute or two..do you think it will work or be accurate now?when i reinstall the cluster
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